Deodato / Prelude

Among the greatest Creed Taylor productions, this ’73 slab by Eumir Deodato features stellar grooves and improv from the master Ron Carter, and a young gun from Philly named Stanley Clarke.

Ron and Stanley ply their upright and electric virtuosity in tandem on the hit “Also Sprach Zarathustra 2001” which topped out at #2 when the Billboard singles charts actually meant something.

The CTI all-star cast on this platter includes Ray Barretto, Airto Moreira, Jay Berliner, John Tropea, Billy Cobham, Hubert Laws, and Bill Watrous.